The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com
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The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

Does that set of definitions also include "sett"?
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The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

The word "I" has millions of meanings: one meaning for each person who uses it.
However that number of meanings is nothing compared with the number of meanings of "you".

Peter Duncanson, UK
(in alt.english.usage)
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The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

The word "I" has millions of meanings: one meaning for each person who uses it. However that number of meanings is nothing compared with the number of meanings of "you".

I thought I'd set my newsreader not to show me messages sent to more than 3 news groups. I'll need to fix that.
I think "it" probably leaves both "I" and "you" far behind.

athel
Athel wrote on Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:28:18 +0100:
The word "I" has millions of meanings: one meaning for ... is nothing compared with the number of meanings of "you".

I thought I'd set my newsreader not to show me messages sent to more than 3 news groups. I'll need to fix that. I think "it" probably leaves both "I" and "you" far behind.

The OED has discussed the commonest words in the English language: http://tinyurl.com/69r3ck

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The word "I" has millions of meanings: one meaning for ... is nothing compared with the number of meanings of "you".

I thought I'd set my newsreader not to show me messages sent to more than 3 news groups. I'll need to fix that. I think "it" probably leaves both "I" and "you" far behind. athel

You're all (except the OP) confusing 'meaning' with 'referent': the meaning of a deictic like "you" (if you insist on calling it that) can only be expressed within the grammar; its referent for any particular utterance, however, depends entirely upon context. The noun "echidna" has only one meaning, but many thousands of referents in Australia and New Guinea.
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I thought I'd set my newsreader not to show me ... probably leaves both "I" and "you" far behind. athel

You're all (except the OP) confusing 'meaning' with 'referent':

My reply to the OP used "meaning" in a non-technical sense. My post was playful. Others responded in a similar vein.
the meaning of a deictic like "you" (if you insist on calling it that) can only be expressed within the ... entirely upon context. The noun "echidna" has only one meaning, but many thousands of referents in Australia and New Guinea.

Peter Duncanson, UK
(in alt.english.usage)
The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

Wasn't it you who told us this a few weeks ago? And if so, didn't you notice our telling you that AUE users already know that kind of thing? And if it wasn't, my apologies; but, well, we do.

Mike.
The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

The word "I" has millions of meanings: one meaning for each person who uses it.

There are lots of us, sure, but in each case, "I" refers to the speaker or to the writer: only one meaning, there.
However that number of meanings is nothing compared with the number of meanings of "you".

I know only two meanings, well covered by "you" and "yous", if you ever need to go that far.

Regards,
Chuck Riggs
Near Dublin, Ireland
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